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are coming, indeed. ron mott, thank you. "the washington post," as was recognized by the post itself this past weekend barely mentioned the reverend king speech because he was the last speaker. they had gone to to press and it was not really notable to a lot of reporters who were covering it here in washington, d.c. you've been following this from our bureau in washington. all of these reflections of history come together. identify talked to jesse jackson today and he said this is the moment where president obama needs to do what lbj did and set out a legislative mandate for the dream and that voting rights is a constitutional amendment. that's the focus. that and on economic injustice and equality. >> i think it also puts a spotlight on the relationship between presidents like kennedy or president obama and a leader like martin luther king. let's go back to reality. in the sprachk 1963 president kennedy did not want this march to happen. he thought it would get out of control. he thought it might have speakers like john lewis who would go in directions more radical. he kept his deta
-run business, the grahams are selling "the washington post" to amazon's ceo jeff bezos seen here deal making at a media summit last month in sun valley. but can the king of dotcom save print? >> we knew we could keep the "post" alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the "post" have always been higher by that. >> this is going to shake things up. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. nearly 100 u.s. government personnel flew out of yemen today on a c-17 air force cargo plane. leaving only a kel stal emergenskeletal emergency staff behind because of what the state department is calling the extremely high threat level. th all of this comes after the interception of al qaeda communications threatening major attacks on u.s. interests. joining me now from new york, nbc's ama, but richard, first to you. you just finished interviewing john mccain there in cairo. what is he saying about the situation in egypt and the threat level in neighboring yemen? >> reporter: i just left the senator a couple of minutes ago. i was afraid i wasn't going to get to your show in time. he
'm andrea mitchell in washington. state department is keeping 15 diplomatic posts closed for the rest of the week and closing four more today. joining me now from washington, nbc justice correspondent pete williams and from cairo, nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel. first to you, richard, in the field. we know we're talking about unspecified threats emanating from yemen and possibly targeting something in yemen but they don't know what the specific targets are. they don't know specifically the timing. what are you hearing in cairo and throughout the region? >> well, we're hearing confusing picture. we think we know a good amount about this threat. we know it is coming from yemen. we know it is coming from al qaeda and the iranian peninsula. we know that welcome and the iranian peninsula has some very dangerous, very important leaders who are tied directly to the top leadership of al qaeda central, including a man who was formerly osama bin laden's secretary. we know that there was chatter. but we don't know the most important things. exactly where, exactly when. so we've se
levels across the country. >>> when lawmakers return to washington from their current august recess. taking center stage of the debate going to be the aid that the u.s. government sends to the egyptian military. >> bob corker is the top republican on the foreign relations committee in the senate, senator, you are a reasonable guy that has tried to strike up political balances in this country, i can only imagine the difficulty of trying to strike a balance. is it possible to have islamists in an egyptian government without them trying to sabotage the whole works? >> they were invited to the table over the course of the last month or so and have not done that. now we're into that cycle of revenge that ends up happening in so many cases in the middle east where people are killed on one side, revenge is taken on the other, there are family members, uncles, aurnts, all ofa sudden the thingests can lates, you have saudi arabia and the uae who have offered $12 million in aid, what they want to see happen is the muslim brotherhood crushed, at the same time, chris, as you and kathleen know,
. our special coverage of the anniversary of the march on washington. today, i'll talk to one of martin luther king's top lieutenants in the fate for civil rights. legendary singer, actor, activist, harry belafonte. >> to be in washington was for me today a beginning really, a kind of a climax to generations of hope. >>> good day, i'm in washington where u.s. officials tell nbc news that limited military strikes again syria could begin, could, in a matter of days. rebel leaders have told chief foreign correspondent richard engle that they hope the u.s. acts before assad launches another chemical attack. >> if there is no action, we are afraid that in the coming days, not the coming weeks, bashar will use chemical weapons and chemical materials against very wide areas. i'm afraid to see of -- that a number of the killed will be 20,000 or 30,000. >> richard engle joins us now from turkey near the syria border. well, richard, the concerns that the rebels have, they believe the evidence is solid. we heard from secretary kerry yesterday. he would not have said what he said. still, the intell
the developments here in washington, do you think, and what the u.s. is going to be doing? >> reporter: well, i think there is a lot of frustration with u.s. policy. it has been seen as incredibly inconsistent, that the united states backed mubarak for days. that after 18 days decided to up end that relationship and throw him under a bus. then they supported the military while it was in power, then supported the muslim brotherhood and has now been more or less supporting the government that has taken over in a coup but is threatening to withhold some aid. people here don't know which side the united states is on, what the united states stands for in egypt and both sides are blaming washington but at this point that's part of the egyptian frustration which is about the situation that's going on here. there is a natural tendency to reach out and blame washington for every problem that happens in this country. >> where are we now, richard, in umpiring this use or not use of chemical weapons in the fight in syria? >> yeah, i think what happened today in syria is more directly significant than the r
a comment. i actually spoke with david corn, the bureau chief of the washington bureau and he said mother jones has withdrawn that sucks headline. joining me now for our daily fix to talk about this and political headlines, msnbc contributor and "the washington post's" chris cillizza and amy water, editor for the cook political report. it's so interesting that sorkin was talking last night. i wasn't there but i was reading the notes from the report from mother jones about the tendency of the media to hype up every fight between every politician and point exclamation points around it. here we have an example of it. he was using it, it seems to me, as an example of the way the journalistic discourse tends to hype up the politicians. >> aaron sorkin would know nothing about hyping anything up in washington. >> you're taking a shot now. >> i did not. >> did you just give a chris matthews ha? i think i heard one over there. >> i've been working on that. >> that was pretty good, chris. >> look, his stock and trade is making washington seem a heck of a lot more interesting than it often is. >> y
the federal budget generally has been a political football in washington. partly this came out of the financial crisis. we had a terrible crisis. we had to immediately pump money into the system to prevent a great depression, so we cut taxes for middle class families, we initiated programs to rebuild our roads and our bridges, we helped states so they won't have to layoff as many teachers and firefighters and police officers, and that's part of the reason why we avoided a depression, although we still had a terrible recession. but the combination of increased spending and less revenue meant that the deficit went up. and by the time the republicans took over the house in 2011, they had made this a major issue. and understandably a lot of families said we're having to tighten our belts, the federal government should too. although part of what you want the federal government to do when everyone else is having a hard time is to make sure that you're providing additional support. as the economy has improved, the deficit has gone down. it's dropped at the fastest rate in 60 years. i
're not going to be involved. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. president obama pulled the plug on that moscow summit with vladimir putin next month. the latest move of international chess. nbc white house correspondent kristin welker joins us from the white house. kristin, this is only the latest irritant between the two over syria and other issues. this snowden affair certainly was what set them over the edge. >> reporter: it was. this was sort of the straw that broke the camel's back. i've been talking to senior administration officials and they're really stressing that idea this afternoon, that russia's decision to grant snowden temporary asylum is a part of a number of tensions that have existed between the united states and russia leading up to today. that is something that they emphasized in the statement that they put out, andrea. i'll read you part of the statement by jay carney. he says, quote, given our lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control and trade and commercial relations, global security issues, we have informed the russian government
anniversary of the march on washington. . >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last. >> over the weekend thousands walked in the footsteps of those civil rights pioneers. heros from 50 years ago and all this week, we'll be bringing you special coverage right here looking back at the key moments of that week in august 1963 that fortified a movement and changed the course of history. today, the women who shaped civil rights with merrily williams. >> where are the women that need to be acknowledged in this movement for freedom and justice. we must not forget them. >>> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington where president obama is weighing military options against syria after u.s. intelligence concluded this weekend there is no longer any doubt that the regime did use chemical weapons against his people. after stonewalling almost a week syrian president assad did permit the u.n. inspection team to get to the site of the suspected chemical attack today although one of their vehicles was damaged by taking fire from unidentified snipers. chris hill the dea
, peter. >> pete williams reporting for us in washington, d.c. pete, thank you very much for that. >>> joining us now for more on that situation that we started our broadcast with in egypt is harvard university's nicholas burns. he is the former u.s. ambassador to nato and a global correspondent. gentlemen, thanks for being with us. steve, i want to begin with you if i can. the tension, the frustration has been brimming in cairo and across egypt. how much worse do things get during the following month-long state of emergency? this is really the situation that many people had feared and it really has the potential to become a prolonged civil war. >> i think we've just gone over a very serious cliff. you have the resignation of the vice president, a muslim brotherhood source of mine says that the death count is well above the 149 that has just been announced, and, you know, we just had john mccain and lindsey graham in egypt, both communicating with the command staff, general al si si and others about trying to encourage them to move to a more inclusive process and if that didn't ha
the world. we don't get terrorized. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington where officials say they saw no utility in having the president meet with vladimire putin over eric snowden and the disagreements over removal of president assad, and so was this maybe lost in translation. >> this is my last election and after my election, i have more flexibility. >> i understand. >> former white house press secretary and msnbc contributor robert gibbs joins me now and you know the back story and you have been in the meetings, and what is the dynamic between president obama and vladimire putin. >> i don't think that the dynamic is particularly good or strong. you showed president medvedev who president obama had a very strong working relationship with, and quite frankly, i think that president medvedev wanted to bring russia into the international community in a positive way. i don't think that president putin shares any of those same tendencies, and he seems to thrive off of the domestic political benefit he gets from being veir rently being anti-u.. >> and there are some who say he sho
. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington where in just two hours president obama will hold his first full press conference since april. he's expected to respond to the outcry over those surveillance programs according to congressional briefings on those reforms. will that satisfy critics? we have a super panel. chuck todd, chief white house correspondent and host of "the daily rundown" and contributor and host of in play, and a washington diplomatic correspondent and a senior political reporter. we know from congressional sources he'll talk about surveillance top of mind. it's been a problem to the white house. he also obviously has the putin problem. what has their thinking been about the criticism of the nsa program? >> of all things on his plate, snowden leaks, the question of what does nsa do and what is surveillance about, politically had a bigger impact than the other various controversy. some argue are politically driven and others more serious than that. this one had the actual impact when you look at the polls it's that's where you see skepticism rising among particularly am
airways. this is the justice department, also the city of washington, d.c. and six attorneys general, all voting to say a federal court should block this merger. basically their point is it's going to vastly reduce competition. it would basically mean four companies would control the squort of routes in the u.s. it would result in the largest airline in the world, they say, and will end competition, head to head, airline to airline competition. it says that not only will airfares go up, but when there's less competition, airlines tend to add on more of what they call ancillary fees, fees to check your bags get pour legroom, and you'll see more of that if there's less competition. washington, d.c. is in on it, because the jut department and city here say it would, it says that roughly 70% of the flights there would be controlled by just this one big airline. >> flying has changed dramatically. pete williams in the newsroom, thank you. we appreciate it. >> you bet. >>> during a wide-ranging speech, hillary clinton slammed north carolina's new law. >> legislators in north carolina pushed thr
. . >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. the state department has sent a warning to u.s. citizens today about what it calls a continued potential for terrorist attacks particularly in the middle east and north africa. this comes after yesterday's announcement that nearlily 20 diplomatic posts will close in those regions this sunday due to an al qaeda related threat. closures that could be extended and expanded to include more embassies and consulates on monday if warranted. joining me now in two of the capitals directly affected, nbc's atia abawi in kabul and ayman muhyeldin in cairo. but right here in washington is justice correspondent pete williams. what are we hearing from homeland security and justice department officials and agencies? >> very little from homeland and the fbi because this is primarily a threat overseas. that's an important point to make. there is no information here suggesting that this is any kind of attack planned for the homeland. so it is more of an overseas threat and i guess the best way to describe it is this. what we're told is this is a credible sour
plane that crashed in birmingham, alabama yesterday. those black boxes will be sent back to washington, d.c. to be analyzed. the cargo plane en route from louisville crashed just short of the runway killing both crew members on board. investigators say there was no distress call from the plane before its impact. [ male announcer ] what's important to you? at humana, our medicare agents sit down with you and ask. being active. and being with this guy. [ male announcer ] getting to know you is how we help you choose the humana medicare plan that works best for you. mi familia. ♪ [ male announcer ] we want to help you achieve your best health, so you can keep doing the things that are important to you. taking care of our customers. taking care of her. and the next thing on our list is bungee jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you... now that's what's important to us. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her, she's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with her all day to see how it goes. [ claira ] after the deliveries, i was okay. now the ciaba
's going on in washington, are the americans going to hit or not? i think if he had heard that speech, i think his answer would have been a lot more clear. it seems like the decision may have been taken. >> they will say that it has not been formally taken because that is an act that will then lead to immediate action. but clearly, this is what they are telegraphing. we can understand the timeline now that the u.n. inspectors finished their work today, president u.n. briefed about an hour ago and said that there will be days before they have the chemical analysis in. they're not going to do a preliminary report publicly they say. but there is going to be communication. the inspectors will be leaving saturday a day sooner than planned. once they're out of syria, i think that's when the window broadly opens. the president has his own travel schedule going to sweden next tuesday. finally, michael leite, while boelt of us are clearly saying this was a strong argument from john kerry, there's a big legal debate among the lawyers, among former state department lawyers, from various administrat
today. this latest one courtesy of "the washington post" reporting on thousands of instances where the nsa violated privacy rules put in place for the americans, the organization -- the same americans they're trying to protect. joining me now for our daily fix is crystal izza, kate taylor and nbc capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. kelly, good to visit with you right now. in the most charitable of terms, what the nsa was doing, at least according to the "washington post" reporting was sloppy. we learned of more than 2700 of these incidents where unauthorized records were collected. how does this impact the debate? >> well, one of the things we're finding out is that they keep track of their own mistakes and we, the public, really didn't know much about it. a number like 2700 in a one-year period sounds like a big number. >> members of congress didn't know this as well. >> no, they didn't. that's part of why this is sort of shaking things a bit today. you've got the chairman of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, saying he wants to hold another hearing because he's frust
reception. it fits that iowa grass roots republican activist best. washington isn't working. barack obama is leading the country in the wrong direction. i'm a guy not willing to go along to get along. his message, i don't think there's a question really does resound there. >> another man whose message resounds there, when you consider the fact it was last year that rick santorum won the iowa caucuses, he made the headlines attacking the romney campaign, crediting president obama where he described it, at least making an effort to do the same. he's hardly a moderate. how does the party expand its base when see the more conservative candidates? >> taking more of an economic populous approach, you don't retreat on conservatism, but appeal to more working class americans by reaching out to them. the challenge, of course, is policy and ultimately that's where it gets tough for some in a working class americans where polling shows like government programs to a certain degree. as far as santorum in iowa goes, he did it the old fashioned way in 2012. all 99 counties, he courted voter by voter and
yesterday on "hardball." we saw the film sunday night. i understand this started with a "washington post" story, and somehow that turned into this brilliant screen play. tell us about that. >> yeah, thank you so much. i'm so thrilled you enjoyed the movie so much. it started off as a profile in "the washington post" about a white house butler named eugene allen. our late great producer, a real legend in the industry, optioned the article and brought it to me and asked me if i could turn it into a movie. i was really overwhelmed by it at first. it was, where did you begin, how do you do this? i knew there was potentially something really special there because the idea of a filling about a white house butler meant that we could be in any room in the white house at any time throughout history. so the whole concept of that was -- well, throughout the history of the time he was in the white house. the whole concept seemed really delicious and could be a really powerful film. i felt like, i got to figure this out. >> first of all, you're a hell of a screen writer. i love "game change." i think
president obama should go to the american public. and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. the president's national security team and clapper all brief members of congress. but there is strong push back because no details and some of the vacationing members are getting it on their cell phones. earlier today, i spoke with congressman mike rogers chair of the house intelligence committee. he says it is not good enough. thank you so much for joining us. you have written to the president saying that there has been briefings but not detailed military plans. what more do you think congress needs to know before the president authorizes military strikes? >> well, as chairman of the intelligence committee, we get access to the information that larger body of members don't have access to. i think it's very important for legal reasons and for doing the right thing by getting buy in from the congress that the administration talk to a broader set of members to get buy-into the program, to go over the evidence so that when we take what is a very difficult decision, you have buy-in by me
. >>> and with that, court is adjourned. good day. i am andrea mitchell in washington. you have just watched the extraordinary sentencing of ariel castro sentenced to life in prison with no parole. you watched michelle knight facing her captor for 11 years, ariel castro for the first time since her rescue. >> every day i wonder if i was ever going to see them again. he was only 2 1/2 years old when i was tooken. i look at him and i see him and i cried every night. i was totally alone. >> the man who held the three women captive in his home for more than a decade pleaded guilty last week to 937 charges to avoid the death penalty. he spoke out in court today issuing disturbing denials of the brutality the young women suffered at his hands. >> it wasn't something that it looks like i did. i didn't do that. i heard her what i did to her. can i react on that? so when i got up that day i did not say i'm goings to try some women. but i know it's wrong and i'm not trying to -- imi know i'm 100% wrong. what i'm saying -- i'm trying to say -- i'm not trying to -- >> nbc's kate snow now joins me live f
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